Medical Practice Technical Challenges

Paediatrics

Use of Ultrasound in Emergencies

20-M04
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May 14th 2020 - May 15th 2020
COURSE COORDINATORS
Raquel Ferreira (MD)
COURSE PRESENTATION

APRIL and MAY courses POSTPONED due to COVID-19 containment plan.

New dates to be announced soon.


The use of ultrasound for critical patient evaluation in paediatrics has increased exponentially over the years. This course, aimed at physicians dealing with complex paediatric patients (intensive care units, emergency services, operating room), aims to ensure that trainees acquire theoretical knowledge and practical training to be able to include ultrasound as a diagnostic and interventional tool in clinical practice.

The course includes theoretical and practical sessions on the following topics: placement of ultrasound-guided central venous catheters, eFAST (focused assessment with sonography for trauma), pleuropulmonary evaluation and basic cardiac evaluation using high fidelity simulators and human models, allowing an excellent environment for practical training.
TARGET AUDIENCE
Paediatricians and paediatric residents dedicated to the care of critically ill children and working in paediatric emergency (Intensive Care and Emergency Service); Neonatologists; Anaesthesiologists; Paediatric Surgeons and Paediatric Cardiologists
LEARNING OBJECTIVES >> KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO DEVELOP
  1. Understand the basic principles of ultrasound
  2. Learn how to evaluate the heart and its function
  3. Learn to identify lung patterns and abnormalities
  4. Learn to identify the abdominal organs and lesions in situations of trauma (eFAST)
  5. Learn to evaluate the critical patient using cardiac, pulmonary and abdominal ultrasound, identifying the most emergent pathologies
  6. Learn to place ultrasound-guided central venous lines
  7. Integrate the concepts of ultrasound into clinical practice and thereby improve patient care quality
ADMISSION CRITERIA
  • Academic background in the mentioned specialties.
  • Other Doctors and health professionals can also be considered for admission after evaluation of their specific motivation.

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